Mission Action Statement

Engaging in welcoming, pastoral care, faith formation for all ages, the sanctification of each other and the world and support of vocations (Laity and Ordained). Celebrating the richness of care and support for each other by providing service to the poor, homeless, refugees, the sick and bereaved and the elderly and working for social justice and the protection of the environment in union with all people of good faith.

Mission Statement

We welcome and journey with all through prayer and service, open to growth and committed to building a community of Christ’s disciples who share the joy of the Gospel.

Vision Statement

Holy Family Parish is an inclusive, welcoming community of members filled with The Holy Spirit where all are valued, respected and supported. Our faith in Jesus nourished by the Eucharist urges us to bring people to him and to form missionary disciples who will go out to transform the world.

AMID the bustle of an uncertain world around us, Brisbane Catholics are being invited to visit and experience a unique overseas mission.

The Missionaries of the Poor are calling for volunteers to visit and serve in their mission house in Labuan Bajo on the Indonesian island of Flores, and to assist in the daily care of disabled residents.

It might sound like a daunting task, however, in 2017 Fr Nev Yun, administrator at the Holy Family Catholic parish at Indooroopilly, led a small group on a nine-night visit to the MOP mission, and described the richness of the experience in terms of simplicity, gentleness and serving.

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Parish Information

Location: 37 Ward Street, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068 Office Hours: Mon 9am – 12pm | Wed 9am – 3pm | Fri – 9am to 12pm Contact Numbers: Telephone: (07) 33717466 | Fax: (07) 38702541
Mass Times:
  • Wednesday: Adoration – 5:10pm | Benediction – 5:50pm | Holy Mass –  6:00pm
  • Friday: 8:10 am Rosary | Holy Mass – 8:30am
  • Saturday: 5:30 pm – Holy Mass
  • Sunday: 8:30 am &  6 pm – Holy Mass

Please remember in your prayers

The sick:

Bryan Beirne, Paul Beirne, Ivan Rego, Norma Forgiarini, Emile Smets.

Recently Deceased: Evelyn Fortuna


Vera Bradshaw, Eileen Keating, Doreen Treffene, Leon McDermid-Rice, Jim Colling, Win Apelt, Paul Valenti, Joyce Leahy, Fay Betts, Myles Wotley, Cecil Chardon, Gloria Clark, Andre Gregorious De Jong, Juan Arturo “Arthur”Esposo, Damien John Ledwich, Maria Rego.

Dorothy Mary Jeffcoat, Eileen Hall, Desmond John Raven, Ron Hurst, Lucina Zapata Esposo, Brian Micheal Byrne, John Joseph (Jack) Cronin, Douglas John Roche, Leon McDermid-Rice, David Proh, Shula Rice, Patricia McCarthy, Catherine Mellish, Judy Hanlon, Nick Dyer, Margaret Apelt, Brigid Guifoyle, Alfred Young, Stanley Chan, Des McKone, Joan Gallagher, Merv Callaghan, Harry Stone, Cathleen O’Shea, Lin Elliot.

Parish Pastoral Council: Fr Nev Yun (Administrator), Deacon Russ Nelson, Georges LeFevre (Chair), Clare Dyer (Deputy-Chair), Margie McKay-Lowndes (Secretary), Kevin Smith, Terence Chan, Martin Kelly, Christina Martin, Trevor Lambkin, Stephen Dyer Members of the Finance Council:Justin Byrne, Jennifer Muller, Damien O’Brien, Ashanti Uluwita. Children’s Liturgy of the Word: we have a new coordinator, Melody, who is organising the roster until the end of the year.

Care and Concern  If you know of anyone who is sick or homebound, and would like a visit or Holy Communion brought to them at home, please contact any one of the following to make suitable arrangements:

The Parish Office Ph: 3371 7446 | Kevin Smith Ph: 0416 007 713  | Terence Chan Ph: 0423 553 432

Children’s Liturgy: Every Sunday during the 8:30am Mass. (Except School Holidays)


You would be aware that earlier this year the Catholic Church in Australia committed publicly to joining the Redress Scheme. Last week the Arch-bishop signed the Deed of Participation on behalf of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, which was another step in bring-ing healing to those who have been wounded by abuse in the Church. Claims for redress will be made against the Corporation rather than an individual parish, so you need not be concerned about financial implications at a local level. You might wish to make your parishioners aware that the Archdiocese has signed on and encourage them to en-trust survivors to the intercession of St Mary MacKillop as we have done in the Cathedral.

Peter Pellican – Private Secretary to the Archbishop

2019 Brisbane Seminars with Ron Huntley from Divine Renovation Ministries

Tuesday 09th April 2019

Registration & payment is essential and closes on Thursday 4 April, 2019

For more information and to register for the workshops at: https://ebab.weebly.com/

*** The Parish is prepared to pay the $20. When registering ensure you put Holy Family Indooroopilly as your parish.

Put your own personal email address. Please email Nanet on Indooroopilly@bne.catholic.net.au to say you have registered with Evangelisation Brisbane. DO NOT PAY ANYTHING!! We will double-check that you attended and pay one invoice on your behalf after the event.


As always, these notices are one week in advance.

This week on The Journey, our Gospel is Luke: 15: 1-3, 11-32, and is reflected on by Fr Sean Cullen, Bruce Downes, The Catholic Guy encourages us to Share our Faith and Fr Dave Callaghan, in his God spot talks about ‘Doubt is Good’. Some of our music highlights during Lent will be the Responsorial Psalm from our very own Lenten program, TRUST, this week it is Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord. Go to WWW.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email

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Easter 2017 

          ( No Mass on Easter Sunday Evening) 


From Father Nev

14-4-19 – Palm Sunday

  Thank you everyone for your prayers and support during our Clergy Convocation. It was a really blessed and anointed time. As we emerge from the other side of the Royal Commission, the Church and parishes here in Brisbane sensed there was a need for a new model of leadership and parish renewal. We certainly received some amazing formation from Ron Huntley. He was the 2IC behind the success of the St Benedict’s parish Halifax, Canada aka Divine Renovation. There was the reminder for the priest to have a God-sized mission that compels parishioners to want to hear more and eventually become super engaged in their Church. We all did a test called APEST (stands for 5 different charisms – Apostolic, Prophets, Evangelistic, Shepherds and Teachers.) Basically there are two of the five that we primarily work out from. My top two were Apostolic and Teaching. In general terms, my role here as pastor has been a driver. As you’ve probably observed I’ve been trying to forge a way forward in collaboration with parishioners to help grow our parish. Secondly I’ve also been trying to incorporate the basic teachings of the Jesus Christ and the Church through numerous mediums. I’ll continue with more of this stimulating stuff when we eventually get to Easter. As we reach the cusp of Holy Week, I encourage you to attend as many of the liturgies of the Paschal Triduum. On Palm Sunday we accompany Jesus into Jerusalem. We just like the crowds, praise and celebrate Christ’s kingship. At Holy Thursday we spend those special moments as Jesus breaks bread with his disciples one last time. He demonstrates the kind of leadership we as followers and the Church need to model through the washing of the feet. This all changes though in the blink of an eye as we turn against our Lord and descend into the darkness of our sin. Just as the disciples, we too struggle to stay awake with Jesus. Can we spend more than one hour praying with him? On Good Friday, we enter properly into the Lord’s Passion. Each of us has moments where we wash our hands of any responsibility. We attempt to carry our cross but lose our strength and stumble. More often than not we are the ones who are pushing the weight of our sins onto Jesus. We are often helped by friends and strangers alike such as Simon, Veronica and the women. In contrast we can be the very people who spit, mock and crucify Jesus. Finally we all re-emerge on Holy Saturday, when Jesus leaves the tomb of sin and death. His light and salvation breaks forth in our world for our celebration of the Easter season. 

Blessings Fr Nev

Christmas Message from Archbishop Mark Coleridge


Brisbane Archdiocese Video Series – The Mass



2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Many historians consider the Reformation one of those epoch changing events in the history of the Western world. But what does it mean for people in Australia 500 years later? Was the Reformation just a series of pointless disputes which have little relevance to the church today? Or is the church today the living legacy of the Reformation, and if so, what does this mean for us? Join us as we ask these questions together.

Dr. Chris Hanlon — The Reformation a Catholic perspective, 8 August 7:30pm Holy Family Catholic Church, Indooroopilly

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Giovanni & Amanda’s Wedding, May 5, 2018

By Dr. Peter Vardy